A Modest Proposal

Multimedia Resources by Teacher Communities Here is a modest proposal I'm making to DFE and the Chartered College of Teaching. Read more

Some advice for Teachers new to Twitter in the new term

Everyone seems to be writing a blog on different aspects of advice for new teachers. Here's some for a Read more

Getting ready to launch a Twitter broadcast season

BUILDING A STUDIO Over the last few months and years I've been testing and building a small TV studio to Read more

Update on Professional Video Streaming through Twitter

This morning I finally cracked it. Good Video and superb audio with camera switching. I have been working on Read more

Video livestreaming through Wirecast to Persicope and out to Twitter

After a 7 month break, I've been working on being able to make quick video posts out through Twitter Read more

360 test

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We launch Mikeybot on Kickstarter

Together with a few colleagues I have launched a Kickstarter campaign > theMikeybot. This is a simple, cheap, wireless drawing Read more

Online resource for students

I don't get much mail through this site but recently a reader wanted to point out a resource for Read more

Pre-filming tests for documentary

I'm pretty close to the look I want for a documentary I'm going to make on the state of Read more

Cheap way to do camera crane shots and "flying" for video - Old boom pole + Zhiun Smooth Q Gimbal

I've been testing a cheap way to get "crane" shots using a Zhiun Smooth Q Gimbal and a modified Read more

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L4Lnews26-11-2012 TRUST AND NETWORKS

Posted on by leoncych in Academies, blogging, BSF, Computer Science, conferences, Continual Professional Development, CPD, Curriculum | Comments Off on L4Lnews26-11-2012 TRUST AND NETWORKS

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At the beginning of this week we look at trust – how the CPD networks are beginning to emerge, how more secondary teachers and SLTs are going to TeachMeets. Audio PART 1 http://audioboo.fm/boos/1078919-learn-4-life-news-26-11-2012-part-1 PART 2 http://audioboo.fm/boos/1078924-l4lnews-26-11-2012-part-2 Text http://licorize.com/projects/3yebeams/l4lnews26-11-2012

Educators in Virtual Worlds on Open Sim – the pioneers…

Posted on by leoncych in Adult Learning, advisory, BSF, Continual Professional Development, Curriculum, Digital Literacy, Digital Media, distributed networking, Educational Change, informal learning, Innovation, Learning Content, Learning Tools, mediascapes, Mediated Reality, Moodle, MUVE, open source, pedagogy, Peer to Peer, Personalised Learning, Scottish Learning Festival, Second Life, sloodle, Uncategorized, video, video streaming, Virtual Worlds, Web 2.0 | 2 Comments

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Excerpt: WHY VIRTUAL WORLDS – WHY NOW? Image attribution Chealion on Flickr under this CC licence This series of posts is intended to be a comprehensive look at the use and development of Virtual Worlds on Open Source technologies in Schools. It is to be the basis for a book I am writing to be released early next year on Lulu about Virtual Worlds, Open Source and Education. Over the last six months, through a series of interviews with people from around the globe, I have been mapping out some of the major developments in this field. The trouble is that presently, technological advances…

Scratch in Open Sim

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Excerpt: Thanks to ReactionGrid and @dstrawberrygirl, Learn4Life now has a place on the Open Sim grid and I am officially a “Gridizen”. Chris set me up an account in minutes and I was able to have a quick play with Scratch for Open Sim. Here’s a very quick video of the basic process. I simply downloaded the Scratch for Open Sim application – written in Squeak here (courtesy of a link from Rich White’s excellent Greenbush Labs Blog – Rich tweaked Scratch for Second Life for Open Sim as a universal app for Windows, Mac and Linux) and then I was able to…

Reflecting on the OpenRSA – modelling the future…

Posted on by leoncych in Adult Learning, advisory, art, BSF, Continual Professional Development, databases, Digital Divide, Digital Literacy, Digital Media, distributed networking, Educational Change, informal learning, Innovation, pedagogy, Peer to Peer, Personalised Learning, Web 2.0 | 2 Comments

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Excerpt: Being drawn in Joining the RSA as a Fellow has been on the fringes of my attention for some time now. A couple of years ago I was invited to a meeting to tenatively formulate ways forward to do things differently there by Steve Moore. Since that time I have been observing the process of OpenRSA from a distance – infrequently dipping into the emerging activity coming from that direction. So when I saw, what seemed a pivotal workshop, pushed out through Eventbrite on FaceBook (I think…), I decided to turn up and see what had had happened in the…

Interview with Peter Twining about the Schome Park Project in Second Life

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Excerpt: How do you get people to think completely differently about education and learning?

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Learn 4 Life exists to document change and innovation in education in this country and the world. The site highlights ideas around ICT that challenge and question the current orthodoxies. It’s not simply a blog about the latest Web 2.0 tools or teaching techniques although it does encompass those things – the aim of the whole project is to document and disseminate significant pointers to future change in education. Virtual worlds is one area where this…